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by hummingbirdstones
Oct 25, 2020 8:54:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 1 Viewing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

140 1,245 Test de luc
by mohs
Oct 22, 2020 15:46:50 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 6 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

4,800 59,083 Changing grit or not?
by gatorflash1
Oct 25, 2020 8:32:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 4 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,481 47,478 Snakes and Stones
by lordsorril
Oct 25, 2020 5:03:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 2 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

10,879 144,826 Five from today
by miket
Oct 25, 2020 5:01:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,728 58,006 My BIG FAT FAILS img heavy
by rocks2dust
Oct 22, 2020 10:53:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

891 12,431 Old project of mine
by Fossilman
Oct 24, 2020 10:15:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

333 4,638 unique rock carving
by oldschoolrocker
Oct 25, 2020 3:14:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc. - 1 Viewing

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,614 24,413 New Book: Introduction To Stone Intarsia
by melhill1659
Oct 20, 2020 21:14:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

99 1,451 Self-collected Oregon sunstone
by SirRoxalot
Oct 24, 2020 14:13:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

145 2,541 blanks
by jasoninsd
Oct 24, 2020 9:04:07 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 2 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

97 2,874 Obsidian Rock Tumbling Tutorial
by Fossilman
Oct 1, 2020 9:46:06 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 11 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

481 3,979 Is Our Big Bang Still in Progress?
by amygdule
Oct 24, 2020 17:23:37 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 5 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,227 142,421 Rock store name
by fernwood
Oct 25, 2020 5:16:31 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 4 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,943 61,082 BD-10 Saw Modifications
by TheRock
Oct 25, 2020 5:04:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 1 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,764 22,195 Score!
by jasoninsd
Oct 25, 2020 0:00:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,378 37,128 Halloween Rocks !
by mohs
Oct 25, 2020 8:17:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,100 11,755 Calcite Replaced Shell from Florida
by Jahic
Oct 12, 2020 13:16:36 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 4 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,781 22,917 I was at a friends the other day... HELP
by roy
Oct 23, 2020 12:32:23 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,883 135,897 6 day 300 pit welding marathon + Discovery/Magnolia channel
by jamesp
Oct 23, 2020 8:23:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Competition and Fun Contests - 5 Viewing

Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

755 23,877 RTH Cabochon Challenge October 2020 - Theme "Jasper"
by fernwood
Oct 25, 2020 6:58:27 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 2 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,647 31,541 93 pound Kentucky agate trip 😱😁
by inbtb
Oct 24, 2020 21:23:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 2 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,315 10,756 dinomite-rocks ebay
by thecrystalisle
Oct 18, 2020 14:26:34 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 7 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,331 27,845 Green Jasper
by gemfeller
Oct 25, 2020 0:41:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 2 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

11,798 157,212 The Official Day In Pictures Thread™️
by hummingbirdstones
Oct 25, 2020 8:39:14 GMT -5


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